Friday, September 21, 2007

Nothing

27 comments:

Jeff said...

I've always wondered what would happen if someone wrote a post about nothing. Or should I say didn't write a post about something?

Heh, with my luck this will get more comments than the stuff I rack my brain over when I'm trying to be creative.

Please don't let that happen, because that would just be sad.

Jennine said...

I thought alot about your post and realized that nothing is not something which can sometimes not not be a good thing. Yet if nature abhors a vacuum, what will fill the void in your post?

Bill? Any thoughts?

Bill said...

O.K. Jennine. Writing about nothing==is really writing about something!

The Holmes said...

I'm just glad everything's okay. My morbid imagination took over when I saw this pop up in my reader.

Hilly said...

I think it's ingenious, really. It either causes people to pause and wonder if you are okay or to think about those days when there really is nothing to say but you just want to say something.

Jeff said...

jennine - If you thought a lot about this post, then you've already put 100% more thought into than I did.

bill - Like Jennine implied... Is there really such a thing as nothing?

holmes and hilly - It really hadn't occurred to me that people might think something was wrong - but now that you mention it, I can see how that could happen.

Dave2 said...

When I did something like this, I got one of my highest comment counts to date!

Carla said...

How Seinfeldesque~

neva said...

heh... believe it or not, i've done a few variations of the "nothing" post -- and, sadly, the comment results have often been spectacular.

i hate when that happens. ; )

Heather said...

You know, I just did a post saying I couldn't say what I wanted to write and got more comments than usual. (Which still isn't a lot!)

Makes you want to write another well-thought-out post doesn't it?

Whit said...

Jeff said...

dave2 - I tried to search your site to see that post, but I couldn't find it because there was, umm... nothing to search on.

carla - That's right. Seinfeld did this same thing for 8 years! I'm expecting a call from NBC any minute now.

neva - Oh, but I'm sure your "nothing" posts WERE spectacular!

heather - Well, considering I haven't written a "well-thought-out" post yet to date, I wouldn't go that far.

whit - I couldn't agree more.

Julie Pippert said...

Okay. No comment, in that case. :)

Julie
Using My Words

Dan said...

Damn, Whit stole my joke.

DAMN YOU WHIT!!!!

Construction Deal said...

Brilliant!

(I've filed this in my Why-Didn't-I-Think-of-That category...)

L.A. Daddy said...

Oops.

Posted the above under my work "identity" by mistake.

D'oh!

Schnozz said...

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Elizabeth said...

I thought the worst when I saw this post too. Then when I saw that you had so manny comments and I was sure something was wrong.
I'm glad to see everything is OK!
:o) Elizabeth

Jennine said...

See? No need to rack your brain ever again, Jeff. We all hang on your every

deborah said...

It's amazing the amount of comments this post got! Only you, Jeff! Just brilliant. And very Jerry

Mom Thumb said...

I have actually been writing nothing for, like, a month, and I haven't gotten any comments. Not fair. I guess you have to have a title.

yellojkt said...

Best. Post. Ever.

Ba Doozer said...

I"m with you on that. there has been SO much drama that I have absolutely nothing to say. none of it can be said online, so I hope things happen for you to blog about, perhaps you can stir up some controversy at work by wearing girls panties over the top of your slacks

VE said...

I did this once only I put the entire post in the comments just to infuriate everyone. It did.

Jenny said...

Very existential.

Is nothing really something? Is something really nothing? Will Britney ever make a comeback?

These are the questions that haunt me at night.

Mocha said...

I am obviously writing too much.

Something about brevity being the soul of wit and all that jazz...

wayabetty said...

Alright, everyone "stole" my comment on this one, from being very "Seinfeldish" to "why didn't I think of it"!